From Andrys Basten’s A Kindle World Blog. Here’s a snippet:
The front-lit E-Ink Kindle reported by TechCrunch’s Coldewey on April 8 as in development and seen by him is now reported to be coming in July.
At the time it was reported in early April, a front-lit Kindle seemed many moons away, but it could be that Barnes and Noble’s release of its Nook GlowLight may have lit a fire under Amazon’s development team, although I hope Amazon has found a way to avoid the lowered-screem contrast reported for the GlowLight. Since that is difficult to avoid with a 2nd layer above the basic screen display, that’ll depend on the technology used by Amazon.
A Reuter’s report, written by Nivedita Bhattacharjee, states outright that ‘ Amazon.com Inc. will launch new versions of its Kindle e-reader and tablet, including a monochrome e-reader with front lighting, a source who has seen the prototype told Reuters.
The world’s largest Internet retailer is aiming to have the new e-reader in stores in July, said the source, who has direct knowledge of the matter but asked not to be named because Amazon has not yet made the decision public. ‘ “
(Via A Kindle World blog.)